Hauling Industry News

How to Spec a Safer Truck

By Pulltarps Mfg | September 12, 2019

Story by Roselynne Reyes / www.worktruckonline.com

Safety is an essential aspect of any business. This is especially true for fleets and the the operators that drive these assets around day in and day out.

It’s also an area that requires constant attention. Safety standards change all the time — think about texting laws or the addition of backup cameras.

It may be tempting to adopt the necessary policies and ignore anything that comes with additional cost out of convenience. But don’t overlook safety. Fleet managers should do their research on what’s available today and understand what features can benefit your truck fleet.

“I think the most helpful direction I can give a fleet is to consider each truck or application independently. Also, consider each vehicle’s entire duty cycle. What works for one truck may not be necessary or, in some cases, even possible in another,” said Kevin Koester, brand manager for Ford Commercial Trucks.